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Abengoa participates in the Bio-AndaluS project for the development of bioproducts in Andalusia

March 19, 2012

  • The project, led by Abengoa, is designed to promote stable public-private cooperation in research and development (R&D), in areas of strategic importance for the development of the Spanish economy.

Seville, March 19, 2012. - Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technological solutions for the sustainable development in the energy and environmental sectors, has been selected by the Industrial Technological Development Center, CDTI, for the development of the Bio-AndaluS project. The initiative, included in the Feder-Innterconecta program, consists in the experimental development of lignocellulosic biomass transformation processes and other sources of carbon in diverse bioproducts, within the framework of Andalusia Sostenible.

Bio-AndaluS' objective is the experimental development of production processes for high added value biofuels and functional biomaterials, as well as the possibility of generating co-products during the same process of obtaining bioethanol. In this sense, a special importance has been given to the development of studies and tools in order to assure the sustainability of the solutions developed.

The project developed by Abengoa is divided into five large areas, such as sugar production technologies, production of biofuels and biomaterials, assessment of co-products and sustainability and certification requirements that all of them should comply with.

The CDTI has communicated the awarding of the project led by Abengoa as part of the 2012 call for proposals for the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. These subsidies are designed to promote stable public-private cooperation in research and development (R&D), in areas of strategic importance for the development of the Spanish economy (Feder-Innterconecta Program).

Feder-Innterconecta's main objective is the financing of large integrated projects of experimental development, strategic in nature, with a great dimension and which have the development of novel technologies in technological fields of future as its objective, with international commercial and economic projection, assuming at the same time a technological and industrial progress relevant to Andalusia.

With this new awarding, Abengoa consolidates its position as a reference in the sector in Spain, as well as the excellent technical and scientific assessment of its lines of research, reaffirming its commitment with the technological and sustainable projects of Andalusia and advocating for the development of the R&D with other businesses and private and public agencies.

About Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG) is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste. (www.abengoa.com)

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